As important as toxicity testing is, the contribution of the AIPH Toxicology Portfolio is not widely known.
As the nation grows increasingly motivated to spend taxpayer dollars efficiently and to protect the environment to preserve our future, the need for phased and targeted toxicity assessment will most likely become a prerequisite for all R&D investments, and it is reasonable to expect that the AIPH Toxicology Portfolio will remain a leader in this effort.
In March 2000, the CDC recanted the study and said that the available evidence did not support the associating epidemiological associations between household water, household fungi and AIPH
or any inferences regarding causality.
Therefore, MEDCOM has tasked AIPH, through the USAPHC Regions, to provide on-site assistance to ESEOs.
The inspections, led by MEDCOM assets, include the Organizational Inspection Program conducted by regional medical commands, and the Command Logistics Review Program conducted by MEDCOM Logistics and augmented by AIPH, which reviews the waste management program.
If the root cause is systemic, AIPH will engage MEDCOM for a solution.
The materiel developer is responsible for identifying technically feasible materials and requesting appropriate consultation from AIPH TOX Portfolio.
The decision-maker at the requesting organization, with appropriate medical health and safety guidance from the AIPH, is responsible for those decisions and recommendations for a candidate substitute.
The materiel developer must contact the AIPH TOX Portfolio to request a TC on a chemical or material early in the acquisition process to avoid delays.
The AIPH team distributed anonymous short paper questionnaires to Soldiers in both BCT and AIT.
A trained AIPH facilitator led each focus group, and a note-taker took extensive notes throughout the session.
We also gathered onsite water and food product samples for microbiological [tested by the JDVC Food Surveillance Laboratory], chemical [DoD food analysis and diagnostic laboratory], and radiological [food, FDA US based laboratory; water, AIPH